Latest Gene Wolfe book you read (1-10 scale)

Music posts are a bannable offense.
Post Reply
User avatar
kevin hash
Don't mess with my shit.
Posts: 1991
Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:09 pm
Location: atlanta georgia

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by kevin hash »

When is Rick Rozz going to write a goddamned book?
TROLL WORLD ORDER 4 LIFE

:invcross: BUNGVOX got powerbombed off the stage because he wasn't T.W.O 4 LIFE brother. :invcross:

my hound dog's dump still hot - zerohero
User avatar
cxwx
clown shaped void that used to be a human being
Posts: 5073
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Location: Fifty Island Water

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by cxwx »

“Omon Ra” - Victor Pelevin 8.9/10
User avatar
cxwx
clown shaped void that used to be a human being
Posts: 5073
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Location: Fifty Island Water

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by cxwx »

“Dark Spring” - Unica Zürn 9/10
User avatar
Honky Kong 64
GOLD MEMBER
GOLD MEMBER
Posts: 10915
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:54 pm
Location: Trapped in Basedworld

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by Honky Kong 64 »

Litany of the Long Sun - 7/10

Wasn't too in love with Wolfe's writing style on this one. However it's a very well realized and detailed world. He definitely throws in some legit crazy signature sauce here.
No Cunting Elves
User avatar
FVBTVS
Sweet Lord _______
Posts: 18121
Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:14 pm

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by FVBTVS »

yeah i have positively struggled to enjoy that one. put it down a few times now
TEAM CARE COORDINATOR
User avatar
kevin hash
Don't mess with my shit.
Posts: 1991
Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:09 pm
Location: atlanta georgia

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by kevin hash »

U.S.B.M.

8/10

Decent read gave me reason to check out stuff like Panopticon and Agalloch.
TROLL WORLD ORDER 4 LIFE

:invcross: BUNGVOX got powerbombed off the stage because he wasn't T.W.O 4 LIFE brother. :invcross:

my hound dog's dump still hot - zerohero
User avatar
Eight Bit Alien
Olde Timer
Posts: 5156
Joined: Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:43 am

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by Eight Bit Alien »

kevin hash wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:17 pm U.S.B.M.

8/10

Decent read gave me reason to check out stuff like Panopticon and Agalloch.
jesus christ, its 35 bucks???
Zerohero wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:59 am cleaning out old stuff in the freezer--- old slice of leftover pizza..boom eaten back to life
User avatar
kevin hash
Don't mess with my shit.
Posts: 1991
Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:09 pm
Location: atlanta georgia

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by kevin hash »

Eight Bit Alien wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:20 pm
kevin hash wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:17 pm U.S.B.M.

8/10

Decent read gave me reason to check out stuff like Panopticon and Agalloch.
jesus christ, its 35 bucks???
Shit costs money bro.
TROLL WORLD ORDER 4 LIFE

:invcross: BUNGVOX got powerbombed off the stage because he wasn't T.W.O 4 LIFE brother. :invcross:

my hound dog's dump still hot - zerohero
User avatar
Honky Kong 64
GOLD MEMBER
GOLD MEMBER
Posts: 10915
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:54 pm
Location: Trapped in Basedworld

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by Honky Kong 64 »

FVBTVS wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:06 am yeah i have positively struggled to enjoy that one. put it down a few times now
I'm on Epiphany right now. Will report back.
No Cunting Elves
User avatar
Whee of the Dead
I hate my life.
Posts: 4048
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:24 pm
Location: New Jersey

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by Whee of the Dead »

The Wild Bunch: Making of A Legendary Film

Generally enjoyed it and had plenty of neat stories but it kind of felt a bit too rambling.
scratching at the coffin
User avatar
cxwx
clown shaped void that used to be a human being
Posts: 5073
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Location: Fifty Island Water

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by cxwx »

Scumfucker wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:31 pm You Bright and Risen Angels - William T Vollmann. 10/10 This is his first book. A sort of sci-fi/ allegory about nature(bugs) v technology(electricity) as warring factions. Beautifully written. One of the most unique books I've ever read. Inspired by the time Vollmann spent living with the mujahedeen.
I finally finished this after reading it for over a month ( I probably finished 4 or 5 other books in between ) 775 pages with maybe 5% only being dialogue. I don’t think I enjoyed it as much as Mr Fucker did, it did become more enjoyable the second half. Read a bit like Against The Day mixed with Williams S Burroughs gunslinger trilogy ( that might just be because those Burroughs novels are fresh in my mind, some of the bizarre science fiction stuff felt similar ).
User avatar
cxwx
clown shaped void that used to be a human being
Posts: 5073
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Location: Fifty Island Water

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by cxwx »

“The Autumn Of The Patriarch” - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

5/5 herniated testicles
User avatar
cxwx
clown shaped void that used to be a human being
Posts: 5073
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Location: Fifty Island Water

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by cxwx »

“At Night All Blood Is Black” - David Diop 9.5/10
User avatar
cxwx
clown shaped void that used to be a human being
Posts: 5073
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Location: Fifty Island Water

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by cxwx »

“The Elephant” - Sławomir Mrożek 7.7/10
User avatar
THE KILL
O.G. Interwebber
Posts: 4541
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:52 pm

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by THE KILL »

Xenos (Warhammer 40K/ first novel in the Eisenhorn trilogy) - 7.5/10
The Bill wrote:Kids today with their artificially flavored kunt hands!
User avatar
cxwx
clown shaped void that used to be a human being
Posts: 5073
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Location: Fifty Island Water

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by cxwx »

“Galapagos” - Vonnegut
Five out of five blue footed boobies.
User avatar
cxwx
clown shaped void that used to be a human being
Posts: 5073
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Location: Fifty Island Water

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by cxwx »

“Trafik” - Rikki Ducornet

Not sure how I feel about this. I’ll have to let it sink in more.
featherboa
I like sammiches!
Posts: 6352
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:17 pm

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by featherboa »

The Wise Man's Fear - Rothfuss

v horny book
i cut my hand at work and just let it drip on my desk during a conference call -copstache
probably some punk broth - tvbfvs
dames are lousy now mah i gotta bop peckahs -eba
it's been hard to find the focus necessary with all the racket my wife & her boyfriend have been making -necro-meter
User avatar
cxwx
clown shaped void that used to be a human being
Posts: 5073
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Location: Fifty Island Water

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by cxwx »

“Leaving Las Vegas” - John O’Brien

10/10 basically a perfect novel.
User avatar
Honky Kong 64
GOLD MEMBER
GOLD MEMBER
Posts: 10915
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:54 pm
Location: Trapped in Basedworld

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by Honky Kong 64 »

Honky Kong 64 wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:26 am
FVBTVS wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:06 am yeah i have positively struggled to enjoy that one. put it down a few times now
I'm on Epiphany right now. Will report back.
Epiphany of the Long Sun - 6

Not great. A real struggle in the last third tbh with some total eye rolling moments. Wolfe is a master at writing in different voices but this just didn't do it for me, especially with all of the potential he set up in Litany. Short Sun next!
No Cunting Elves
User avatar
Necrometer
crippled god of the universe
Posts: 63576
Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:42 am
Location: Feelin' fine.

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by Necrometer »

Apologies if you already said this, but I can barely keep his books straight (and they’re not easy to search since sometimes two books are in a single book)…
1. Have you ready all the books in the series published before epiphany?
2. Is there any point where quality goes downhill?

I read the 4 New Sun books, and have been tempted to start the Long Sun.
Image
good thing I'll be dead soon, cause I'm tired of liars winning
User avatar
cxwx
clown shaped void that used to be a human being
Posts: 5073
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Location: Fifty Island Water

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by cxwx »

“Sarah” -JT LeRoy 9/10

It’s too bad Torsion isn’t around to call me a fat pedo for reading this.
featherboa
I like sammiches!
Posts: 6352
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:17 pm

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by featherboa »

slow regard of silent things
either a 6 or like a 9
i cut my hand at work and just let it drip on my desk during a conference call -copstache
probably some punk broth - tvbfvs
dames are lousy now mah i gotta bop peckahs -eba
it's been hard to find the focus necessary with all the racket my wife & her boyfriend have been making -necro-meter
User avatar
cxwx
clown shaped void that used to be a human being
Posts: 5073
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Location: Fifty Island Water

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by cxwx »

“High Rise” - JG Ballard 8.5/10
“The Taiga Syndrome” - Christiana Rivera Garza 9/10
User avatar
cxwx
clown shaped void that used to be a human being
Posts: 5073
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Location: Fifty Island Water

Re: Latest book you read (1-10 scale)

Post by cxwx »

“The Plain In Flames” - Juan Rulfo 8/10
Fuck those ho ass nuns.
Post Reply